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RBI ACADEMY'S

ADVANCED PITCHING

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

FOR: AGES 13U-18U
POWERED BY:
Rapsodo Pitching
11/29 THROUGH 3/31

Registration for GBG Players Only opens on Thursday, October 7th.  This program will become open to the public for registration beginning Thursday, October 14th.

PROGRAM DETAILS
(SEE BELOW FOR SCHEDULES, TUITION, AND MORE)
 
RBI Baseball Academy’s brand new, state-of-the-art, 12,000 square foot pitching facility will be home to the most complete and comprehensive pitchers development program in the area.  The “Advanced Pitching Development Program” features a uniquely designed, 4-phased approach to preparing pitchers to compete at the highest level come spring time whether it is your first year pitching on the big diamond or you are an elite Division 1 college recruit and everything in between.  This program combines a variety of training and teaching methods including both “old school” and “new school” techniques combining prior playing and coaching experience with some of the game’s newest and most profound technological advancements including Rapsodo Pitch Design Unit and more.  Pitchers enrolled in this program will be prescribed weekly programming to complete at our facility on their off-days with access to all of our training tools to ensure consistent progress throughout the duration of the program.  The path to success is not a straight line and our staff looks forward to seeing each pitcher through the peaks and valleys of pitching development! 
 
Phase I (Approximately 11/29 - 12/23.  All athletes are uniquely programmed and scheduled)
Each player will go through a mobility screen with our OnBaseU Certified Staff to identify potential areas of improvement in the body’s physical profile.  This assessment can assist our staff in pinpointing potential problem areas to address with corrective exercises that will become part of the player’s weekly programming.  Correcting these physical deficiencies can aid in the improvement of pitching mechanics without ever touching a mound or a ball.  During this phase, our athletes will learn our program’s standards for work ethic, attention to detail, and what it means to be a competitive pitcher.  Pitchers will be introduced to our approach to preparing our body to throw including myofascial release, full-body dynamic warm-up, and muscle activation.  This phase is also where we introduce our “base throwing drills” as well as alternative drills unique to a variety of pitching styles.  We look to get players throwing a few days per week to build a base having access to the facility to accomplish these throwing goals.  Lastly, pitchers will learn a proper cool-down and our recovery protocols to make sure that the body is as prepared as possible for your next training session.
 
Phase II (Approximately 12/24 - 1/31.  All athletes are uniquely programmed and scheduled)
After our pitchers have built their foundation both from a physical and throwing standpoint, we will expand on that base by adding more volume to our throwing program to build up arm conditioning while consistently maintaining attention to arm care and improving physical deficiencies.  During this phase we will also ramp up our med ball routine to get our pitchers moving like explosive athletes all while improving the pitching motion’s sequence.  Towards the back end of Phase II, pitchers will begin adding in “flat ground pitching” work at low intensities to start the process of developing an efficient motion, rhythm, release points, and pitch grips.
 
Phase III (Approximately 2/1 - 2/18.  All athletes are uniquely programmed and scheduled)
By this time, pitchers are physically prepared to begin increasing both volume and intensity with more extensive long toss and pulldowns.  Our pitching facility features 35 foot high ceilings and 75’ long bullpens which provide an incredible set up for indoor long toss.  During this phase, pitchers will establish a base on the mound throwing to catchers and targets looking to transfer their work in Phases I + II to the mound.  Mound work will always be supervised and guided by a pitching coach to establish goals of the bullpen and reinforce efficient mechanics.
 
Phase IV (Approximately 2/19 - 3/31.  All athletes are uniquely programmed and scheduled)
The final phase of the Advanced Pitching Development Program is geared towards preparing each pitcher to compete.  This time frame will include more high intensity mound work, pitch design and development through the Rapsodo Pitching Unit, and competition amongst the pitchers as well as facing live hitters.  It is at this phase where we will begin to educate our pitchers on how to transition out of the off-season program and into their “pre-season” or “in-season” mode.  This phase will vary greatly by age, physical maturity, and ability, but all players will continue to develop through their own individual plan. 
 
Join our professional staff this off-season and enroll in the RBI Baseball Academy’s Advanced Pitching Development Program today!
 
Program to be directed by Director of Pitching Development Joe Breen (jbreen@rbiacademy.com) and Assistant Director of Pitching Development Dom Grillo (dgrillo@rbiacademy.com).  Contact for more details!!!!

PROGRAM HELD IN OUR

BRAND NEW

PITCHING LAB!!!

PROGRAM INCLUDES ACCESS TO THE FACILITY 5 DAYS A WEEK FOR YOUR PROGRAMMING!!!
(SOME WEEKS 7 DAYS!!)
  • ASSESS

  • ANALYZE

  • COMMUNICATE

  • DEVELOP

  • REASSESS AND REANALYZE

  • COMPETE!!!

SCHEDULE AND SESSION INFORMATION

The RBI Winter Advanced Pitching Development Program is designed to be very flexible in scheduling for each pitcher. From the beginning of the program until the flatground/mound sessions (November 29th - mid/late January) the program will consist of a couple of scheduled assessment days with many options each week to choose from to fit your schedule.  Once our pitchers are assessed and programmed, athletes will be able to utilize our facility 5 DAYS A WEEK to complete these programs, drills, etc.  Open facility times will be held Monday-Thursday from 3:30pm - 9:00pm and Saturdays (2 hour block) with our staff and instructors on hand to assist athletes directly in their programs.  

Once players have their base drills/routines/etc programmed for them in December, beginning in January pitchers will have "Bullpen" time scheduled where they will work in groups of 2 or individually (Based on the week) with our pitching staff at set times but will have 28 different times to choose from.  If on a given week, that time slot needs to adjust, we will have flexibility to adjust.   

This schedule is PERFECT for those athletes that are competing in their winter sports like basketball, hockey, and more.  The flexibility is there to ensure you will be able to complete your programs!

Also during phases 3 and 4 pitchers will have that same access to the facility to complete their non-mound days.  The facility will be open to them 5 days a week for them to come in and complete their programs and routines.  Instructors and coaches will be at the facility to assist athletes that are completing their programs on these days.  

*PITCHERS will NOT need to register for a specific time for their training days (Monday-Thursday) at registration.  The program consists of different phases that will all have different session options to register for.  ALL OF THE PHASES will have ample options for scheduling purposes so that each pitcher can choose from a variety of training options for their instructional sessions.  During the final phases pitchers will have 28 different time slots to choose from for their bullpen sessions and still have open facility time for the rest of their program.  

In short, you will be able to schedule everything all winter around your winter activities/sports. 

2021-2022 FULL WINTER TRAINING TUITION

 
TUITION - $1245 with two payment options:
  • Pay in full
  • Pay deposit of $300 and three  additional payments of $315 on 12/1, 1/1, and 2/1 through our automated EFT system.  

ALL Programs (exact date based on day of the week you are training):

  • Start - 11/29
  • End - 3/17 (Pitchers will have access to facility through end of March for their throwing programs)
  • OFF DATES 
    • Between 12/24 and 1/2
    • Between 2/21 and 2/27